Sudhakar Kesavan serves as executive chairman of ICF, where he plays a key role in defining the company’s strategy, including M&A activities, and in mentoring the next generation of senior ICF leaders. Prior to this, Sudhakar served as the company’s chief executive officer for over twenty years.
Sudhakar has been named a “Tech Titan” and “industry leader” by Washingtonian Magazine, and was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2009, he was named “Executive of the Year” by the U.S. Professional Services Council. Sudhakar also led the effort for ICF to become the first professional services firm in the world to go carbon neutral.
Sudhakar serves as chairman of the board of directors at ABM Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ABM), one of the largest facilities management companies in the U.S. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Inova Health System in Northern Virginia as well as the External Advisory Board of the Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C., and he is Board Member Emeritus for the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), an 1,100-member association for the technology community in Northern Virginia.
Sudhakar holds a Master of Science degree from the Technology and Policy Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a postgraduate diploma in management (equivalent to a Master of Business Administration) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor of Technology degree (chemical engineering with distinction) from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. IIT Kanpur awarded Sudhakar the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2010.